Real Estate and Property Development

Have you ever been curious about a future in real estate and property development? As real estate development becomes increasingly more complex with environmental, legal, and financial challenges, young professionals in this field are focused on resolving property issues and enhancing communities.



Property Development Process Video (8:26) - This video walks you through the property development process map of land development steps.


The real estate deal that could change the future of everything: Ben Miller at TEDxMidAtlantic (11:31) - Ben Miller, co-founder of Fundrise, discusses how his company uses crowd-funding to finance property development by having locals invest in their own neighborhoods.




Cal Poly Programs and Courses

  • Real Property Development Minor
  • BUS 409 Law of Real Property
  • BUS 434 Real Estate Finance
  • BUS 435 Real Estate Investment
  • BUS 443 Case Studies in Real Estate Finance
  • CRP 212 Introduction to Urban Planning
  • CRP 442 Housing and Planning
  • CRP 535 Land Use and Planning Law
  • CE 371 Construction Management and Project Planning


Cal Poly Student Clubs


Professional Associations


Example LinkedIn Groups


Job Shadowing and Informational Interviews

Explore potential careers and increase your professional network through an informational interview or job shadowing experience.


Sample Job Titles

  • Construction Project Manager
  • Development Analyst
  • Development Associate
  • Director of Housing Development
  • Land Development Manager
  • Real Estate Development Assistant
  • Real Estate Development Manager
  • Real Estate Planning Specialist


Job Listings


Top Companies

  • American Campus Communities
  • Balfour Beatty Communities
  • Brookfield Property Partners
  • Duke Realty
  • Greystar
  • Hines
  • Liberty Property Trust
  • MetLife Real Estate Investors
  • Related Cos.
  • Trammell Crow Co.

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